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ART DECO KEY DATES: 1920-1930 An art movement involving a mix of modern decorative art styles, largely of the 1920s and 1930s,  whose main characteristics were derived from various avant-garde painting styles of the early  twentieth century. Art deco works exhibit aspects of Cubism, Russian Constructivism and Italian  Futurism-- with abstraction, distortion, and simplification, particularly geometric shapes and highly  intense colors--celebrating the rise of commerce, technology, and speed. The growing impact of the machine can be seen in repeating and overlapping images from 1925; and 
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Unformatted text preview: in the 1930s, in streamlined forms derived from the principles of aerodynamics. The name came from the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes, held in Paris, which celebrated living in the modern world. It was popularly considered to be an elegant style of cool sophistication in architecture and applied arts which range from luxurious objects made from exotic material to mass produced, streamlined items available to a growing middle class....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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